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Contemporary Clay Symposium Broadcast



Symposium Rebroadcast | Contemporary Clay: A Survey of Contemporary American Ceramics

This symposium features a variety of makers who use clay as a part of their artistic practice, including A. Blair Clemo, Del Harrow, Anders Ruhwald, Thomas Schmidt, Kevin Snipes, Colleen Toledano, and Garth Johnson. The symposium is a collection of lectures and live artist demonstrations. Curated by Heather Mae Erickson, Assistant Professor of Art at Western Carolina University, the exhibition and symposium explore evolving ideas concerning clay, ranging from traditional and non-traditional functional objects, rapid prototyping, and mixed-media objects and installations.

Watch online here, at the Western Carolina University Bardo Arts Center, or at one of our host sites around the country! 

Contemporary Clay Symposium Rebroadcast Host Sites

Host Institution Contact Person Email
Angelo State University Steve Apodoca
Arizona State University Susan Beiner
Auburn University Annie Campbell
Battle Ground High School Tamara Galloes
Benington High School Liz Howe
Buffalo State Colleen Toledano
California College of the Arts Edith Garcia Monhet
Clemson University Valerie Zimany
Colorado Mountain College-Aspen K Rhynus Cesark 
Cuesta College Jarred Pfeiffer
The Ceramic Studio, Dartmouth College Jennifer S. Swanson
East Carolina University Jim Tisnado
Harvard Ceramics Kathy King
Iowa Ceramics Center Ellen Kleckner
Louisiana State University Andy Shaw 
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Jana Longacre / Ben Tyterband 
Northern Clay Center Sarah Millfelt
Northern Clay Center Amanda Dobbras
Olympic College Marie Weichman
Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft Marlene True
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Lisa Schreiner Truaz
Sierra Nevada College Sheri Leigh O'Conner
Sonoma Community Center Ceramics Kala Stein
Swarthmore College Syd Carpenter 
The University of Delaware Abby Donovan 
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Teri Frame
UNC Asheville Megan Wolfe
University of Dayton Kyle Phelps
University of Idaho MFA Student: Logan Brasher, WCU Alumni
University of North Carolina – Charlotte Thomas Schmidt
University of North Georga – Dahlonega Alex Kraft 
Utah State University Todd Hayes
Virginia Commonwealth University A. Blair Clemo
Wayne State University Victoria Shaheen
Western Washington University Ryan Kelly
Youngstown State University Missy McCormick


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